This engagement ended on 16 April 2021

Thank you to everyone who responded to our engagement on The Future of Vascular Services in South East Wales, which ended on 16 April 2021.

 

Reviewing responses

The responses to this engagement are currently being reviewed. Details of the next steps will be published here in due course.

 

The Future of Vascular Services in South East Wales

There are a number of growing challenges facing vascular services in South East Wales, meaning the service cannot be sustained in its current format for the future. The configuration of vascular services across the region has been discussed at length for many years, with various options explored, and a series of recommendations established.

Our Health Boards in South East Wales have long standing working relationships, the South East Wales Vascular Network has been formally established to enhance collaboration and identify the best model of care for the future. The network is made up of:

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
  • Powys Teaching Health Board

Together, we are proposing a number of changes to vascular services in our region that will make it sustainable for the future and most importantly lead to improved patient care and outcomes. Taking into account national guidance and specialist advice, a hub and spoke model has been identified as the best way to provide vascular care across the South East Wales region.

This model would mean that all major vascular operations are undertaken at the University Hospital of Wales as the hub, but the majority of care will happen closer to people’s homes in spoke hospitals. This includes pre-operative assessments, investigations and recovery care.

We want to hear from you, the population of South East Wales, to tell us your views on the proposed model of care…

We have compiled information about the nature of vascular services, the current set up, the challenges facing us, our vision for the future and the benefits to patients. Please take the opportunity to learn more about the proposed changes and submit your feedback. These services are a vital part of our healthcare infrastructure in South East Wales.

Please read The Future of Vascular Services in South East Wales document and submit your feedback through our survey.

 

Useful documents

You can also read a letter from Paul Mears, Chief Executive of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, announcing the launch of the network to our stakeholders here (English) (Welsh).

 

Share your views

We are working closely with our Community Health Councils (CHCs) and other partner organisations to make sure as many people as possible have the opportunity to learn about this programme and share their views. It is important that we hear your thoughts and opinions as we begin the development of our plans.

This public engagement opportunity runs for 8 weeks from from Friday 19th February – Friday 16th April 2021.

Please provide us with feedback by completing this short survey:

Complete online survey

Alternatively, you can fill out the form in The Future of Vascular Services in South East Wales document and send it to us in two ways:

  • By scanning it, or taking a good quality photo and emailing it to us at [email protected]
  • Posting it to the below address:

ENGAGE WITH US
Woodland House
Maes-y-coed Road
Cardiff
CF14 4HH

To speak to a member of the team for more guidance please call: 02921 836068.

 

NEW Upcoming events

A series of engagement events will be hosted each of the provider Health Boards on the following dates:

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board Powys Teaching Health Board
10/03/2021

16/03/2021

17/03/2021

18/03/2021

TBC 11/03/2021

23/03/2021

(Access the events using the links below.)

Public engagement events are being led by the organisations who provide vascular surgery services in South East Wales. Patients, members of the public and stakeholders in Powys are welcome to attend any of these events.

To express your interest or register to join an event, please email [email protected].

 

Thursday, 11 March (2pm to 3:30pm). To access the event via Teams click here.

Tuesday, 23 March (6pm to 7:30pm). To access the event via Teams click here.